Attain

  • 5 lessons CIOs can take from confusion around FCC’s alleged cyber attack

    Former federal CIOs offered suggestions for how current technology executives can tamp down controversy in the aftermath of a cyber attack.

  • The real cost of CRs and shutdowns

    What are the real impacts of continuing resolutions and government shutdowns? Find out when Attain CIO Simon Szykman and Lohfeld Consulting Group CEO Bob Lohfeld join host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center. March 26, 2018

  • White House’s new 36-point plan to modernize federal IT

    The White House’s American Technology Council is seeking comments on its draft plan to move agencies off legacy IT.

  • Understanding why some federal IT projects take so long

    Federal IT Dashboard data compiled exclusively for Federal News Radio shows the average time it takes an agency to complete an IT program to is 1,018 days and the average cost is $23.2 million per program. Both of these data points demonstrate the need to change how CIOs and mission owners measure project success.

  • Attain: Collaboration in a multi-stakeholder environment

    Attain CEO Greg Baroni and President Manish Agarwal join host John GIlroy to discuss how their company handles information technology for IT professionals in the federal government. November 8, 2016

  • GWACs, IDIQs & category management

    Celero Strategies President and CEO Stan Soloway and Attain CTO Simon Szykman join host Mark Amtower to discuss the big issues facing the professional services contractor community. September 19, 2016

  • OMB draft policy begins IT modernization with or without Congress

    The Office of Management and Budget is developing an IT modernization policy for civilian agencies that would require them to do a majority of the up-front planning to prepare for the funding should Congress approve the initiative.

  • GovCon – Contractor of the Year (Up to $75 Million)

    The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards honor many of the individuals and businesses among the region’s government contractors. The awards, sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council, celebrate high achievers.

  • Greg Baroni: Attain named GovCon finalist

    The Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards honor many of the individuals and businesses among the region’s government contractors. The awards, sponsored by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, celebrate high achievers. Between now and Nov. 5, Federal News Radio is interviewing the finalists for this year’s awards. Greg Baroni is the chairman and CEO of Attain, which is a finalist for this year’s GovCon Contractor of the Year award in the $25-to-$75 million in sales category. He joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on his nomination.

  • Simon Szykman: A new inter-agency project might not live up to the hype

    President Obama wants to build one of the fastest supercomputers ever in the next 15 years. The exascale computer would run about 30 times faster than today’s fastest supercomputer. It’s part of the National Strategic Computing Initiative in collaboration with the Energy Department, Pentagon, and National Science Foundation. Simon Szykman is the chief technology officer for Attain’s federal services division and former chief information officer at the Commerce Department. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that the project might not live up to all the hype.